Although potatoes are a year-round favorite, there are certain recipes that make them truly special for the holidays. Whether mashed, smashed, baked or scalloped, one of these wonderful recipes will surely find a place on your holiday table.
Mashed potatoes are the most popular way to serve potatoes for the holidays. Our top picks include these Cheesy Mashed Potatoes made with Yukon Gold potatoes, sour cream and Gruyere; Smashed Potatoes with Stilton topped with walnuts and Stilton cheese; and Garlic and Herb Mashed Potatoes flavored with bay and thyme. Sweet potato fans will really appreciate Tailgating Mashed Potatoes, a blend of sweet and Yukon Gold potatoes mashed and served with a variety of toppings. These would be lovely on a holiday table garnished with crumbled bacon, parsley or chives.
Growing up in my family, potatoes showed up in festive holiday casseroles, especially my grandmother’s scalloped potatoes. Whatever your preference, potato casseroles are always a welcomed addition. Garnished with cheese or herbs such as parsley or chives, they make a beautiful presentation. Ideas we love include our garlic and parmesan seasoned Scalloped Potatoes and our Creamy Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips. They’re just like traditional mashed potatoes only we’ve added parsnips for flavor and a creamy color. Other tempting ideas include this gorgeous Celery Root and Potato Gratin casserole, baked with Emmentaler cheese and bread crumbs, and this Baked Mashed Potato Casserole, a fun spin on an old favorite. Mashed potatoes are blended with sautéed aromatic vegetables and baked with Romano cheese and paprika.
Potatoes can be roasted with herbs and spices, other root vegetables, or meats. We savor the depth of flavor that roasting brings out. A few of our top holiday picks include Rosemary Roasted Potatoes, Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes and Garlic Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Buttermilk Dressing.
How do you traditionally serve potatoes during holiday meals? Do you like them mashed, baked, or sliced in a casserole? Let me know in the comment section below.